If there’s one surfer most young girls look up to it’s Carissa Moore. She’s a legend, an incredible athlete, and most importantly an overall great human being. One of her best attributes is her willingness to support and foster the next generation of female surfers. In episode 2 of Surf Girls: Kaikaina we see the G.O.A.T. at work with the girl's squad teaching them everything they need to know about becoming a professional surfer. With a mentor like her, they can’t go wrong.
According to ancient Hawaiian history, female surfers held the same status and place as their male counterparts. These original wave walkers were celebrated for their incredible surfing abilities, prowess, and character. It’s a reverence and acceptance that feels hard to grasp given how women have been treated throughout modern surf history. From unequal prize earnings to the expectation of being just pretty bikini models, female surfers have had to fight an uphill battle. But it’s thanks to
The beautiful thing about surfing is that it encompasses more than just riding waves. There’s a whole culture of music and art interconnected with this sport, which inspired surfer and style cat Mikey February to dig a little deeper. His latest video series is an examination of the intersection between art and the ocean. For the first episode he originally planned to travel across the globe, but the pandemic unexpectedly threw a wrench in his plans. However, there’s a silver lining. Episode
Not going to lie, we could all use some time on the beach after the past year we’ve had. The ocean is just one of those places that can wash away any gunk you’re carrying with you: stress, anxiety, or fear. Just ask Steph Gilmore, Mikey February, Alana Spencer, and Kaito Ohashi who’ve spent their lives on the water. Their recent short film explores their relationship with this sacred space, and why it keeps calling them back year after year. It’s a beautiful five minutes of cinema and you